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June 2014

Jahangir’s World Times June 2014

World in Focus (April-May 2014)

National & International News & MCQs National Apr 16: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and former president Asif Ali Zardari agreed to review the controversial Protection of Pakistan Ordinance (PPO) along with other anti-terrorism laws. Apr 16: The outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan announced that it was not extending its ‘ceasefire’. Apr 16: The Punjab Governor re-appointed Maulana Muhammad Raghab Hussain Naeemi as …

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Intelligentsia: The Real face of a Society

Throughout the world history, the intellectuals and writers have not been given the position and the status they truly deserved. We often hear and read that during the monarchies and aristocratic regimes, the intellectuals, poets and literati were given precious rewards and presents. But, it is a fact that they were mostly to display the grandeur of the kings and …

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Dynamic Leadership A Conundrum

Fifty-seven Muslim countries, stretched from the Dark Continent to the shiny shores of Indonesia and Malaysia in Asia, are almost linked together like loops of a chain. The impotent and inept leaders have been calling the shots in internal as well as external affairs of these interconnected Muslim countries since decades. They have been organized under the umbrella of a …

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Human Rights & Islamic Values

Owing to some unfortunate developments in recent years, the universal values of Islam have come in for denunciation. Actions of some misguided individuals are used to typify the character and conduct of millions of Muslims. Efforts have been on to equate Islam with bigotry and obscurantism. This is most unfortunate at a time when there is a dire need to …

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Role Of Media in Pakistan

Media, may it be the print or its electronic counterpart, is the fourth pillar of state and in this capacity, it is playing a significant role in today’s Pakistan. It has, time and again, proved to be pivotal to the development of the country. The multifaceted nature of media is determined by its involvement in almost every walk of life. …

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10 Questions With Waseem Riaz Khan (psp)

JWT is providing excellent platform of guidance and mentorship Jahangir’s World Times (JWT): Kindly tell us about your educational background and achievements in detail? Waseem Riaz Khan (WRK): I have done BSc Engineering from UET Lahore. By the grace of Allah Almighty, I have been a brilliant student throughout my educational career. I have, in fact, been a topper during …

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Pak-Iran Ties Challenges & Prospects

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s recent visit to Tehran is expected to restore some degree of normality to Pak-Iran bilateral relationship, in that it helped clear quite a few misconceptions and mix-ups on some important issues of mutual interest. None of the two sides expects quick return to normality given the complex regional and international issues. But what seems to have …

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In Conversation with Iffat-un-Nisa Saambhal and Farrah Deeba Saambhal, PMS 2014

Hailing from Faisalabad two sisters, Iffat-un-Nisa Saambhal and Farrah Deeba Saambhal, achieved phenomenal success in PMS 2012. They qualified the exam with distinction and both are currently serving in Government of the Punjab. As PMS 2014 has been announced and all aspirants will be searching for the effective techniques and the most prudent strategy aimed at preparing for the PMS …

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The Growth of Administrative Law II

In the Subcontinent, the modern administrative setup, which included hierarchy of central, provincial and local services, was created by the British Raj. And, it ultimately gave birth to the unified form of executive. The creation of judicial system comprising lower courts, district courts, high courts and federal court was also envisaged to strengthen the system and to perform administrative responsibilities …

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Islam Needs Its John Locke

Since the beginning of this new century, it has become popular in the West, and sometimes even in the East, to argue that Islam needs its ‘Martin Luther.’ Accordingly, the authoritarianism, intolerance and violence perpetrated in the name of Islam could only be overcome with a ‘reform’ similar to the one that began in Christendom some five centuries ago. More …

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